Inauguration to be held indoors

Christina Salter and Christina Salter

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Posted Oct. 8, 6:40 p.m.

University President Morton Schapiro’s inauguration ceremony on Friday will be held inside due to rain, university spokesman Al Cubbage said Thursday night.

“Obviously it has been raining fairly steadily all day today and the prediction is for more rain tomorrow,” Cubbage said. “It just makes it a lot easier to make the decision now.”

The ceremony will be held in the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive, at 3 p.m. Friday. Robing for the ceremony will also take place at 2 p.m. in the same location. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Deering Meadow.

The ceremony will include a speech by Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, an author and columnist for the New York Times. Members of the Northwestern University community are invited to the ceremony and the reception afterwards.

“Hopefully it won’t affect people’s plans to come,” Cubbage said.